After attempting to bury a cataclysmic report from his own administration on the widespread harm climate change will do if we don’t alter our course immediately, Donald Trump tried another tactic on Monday afternoon: just denying the whole thing altogether.
Before flying to Mississippi for his first of two rallies today in support of racist Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, Trump was asked about the report, which details how thousands of Americans will die and the country’s economy will shrink dramatically as a result of climate change.
“I’ve seen it, I’ve read some of it. It’s fine,” he said. When the reporter responded that the report finds there will be “devastating” economic impacts, Trump replied: “Yeah, I don’t believe it. No, no, I don’t believe it.